Monday, February 20, 2006

Video of the week: Prince at the Brits

A slight departure this week, as I've chosen a performance film for the soon-to-be-coveted video of the week page.

And what a performance! At last week's Brits ceremony, Prince reunited with Wendy & Lisa (from the Revolution) and crazy drumming lady, Sheila E, for the first time in 20-odd years. Together they run through a 12-minute set that blew every other Brits act off the stage with the force of nineteen jet engines.

Perhaps only two other live acts, Radiohead and U2, have ever given me actual goosebumps. Prince manages it every time. Even this audience of jaded music industry bozos and Mastercard bigwigs is eating out of his hand. It's not normal, I tell you.

If this is the band for Prince's next tour, I'll be quitting the day-job and following them round in a big purple campervan. And that's a promise.

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